SASSA Payment Dates for 2024/2025

Millions of South Africans rely on social grants from the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) as a vital source of income support. Having your specific SASSA grant payment dates for 2024-2025 is essential for effective financial planning and ensuring you can cover monthly living costs.

In this guide we will cover the payment schedules for all major SASSA grants over the next year, including:

  • Older Person’s Grant
  • Disability Grant
  • Child Support Grant
  • Foster Child Grant
  • Care Dependency Grant
  • War Veteran’s Grant

Find your specific grant payment dates below and get the full calendar.

SASSA Payment Dates for 2024/2025

MonthOlder Person’s GrantDisability GrantChildren’s Grants
April 20243 April 20244 April 20245 April 2024
May 20243 May 20246 May 20247 May 2024
June 20244 June 20245 June 20246 June 2024
July 20242 July 20243 July 20244 July 2024
August 20242 August 20245 August 20246 August 2024
September 20243 September 20244 September 20245 September 2024
October 20242 October 20243 October 20244 October 2024
November 20245 November 20246 November 20247 November 2024
December 20243 December 20244 December 20245 December 2024
January 20253 January 20256 January 20257 January 2025
February 20254 February 20255 February 20256 February 2025
March 20254 March 20255 March 20256 March 2025

When Will Linked Grant Funds Arrive?

If you receive additional SASSA grant funds paid into the account of a parent, spouse, etc., those payments will follow the schedule of the primary recipient’s grant type.

For example:

  • A caregiver’s Child Support Grant paid into their grandmother’s Older Person’s Grant account will be paid on the Older Person’s Grant date.
  • A wife’s Disability Grant linked to her husband’s bank account will arrive on the Disability Grant date.

The primary account holder’s payment schedule determines when any linked grants will be disbursed.

Weekend and Public Holiday Payment Changes

If the standard payment date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or public holiday Monday, the funds will instead be paid on the preceding Friday to ensure access.

For example, if the Disability Grant date is a Sunday, payment will be made on Friday instead. This applies to all SASSA grant types.

Payment Order and Prioritization

Every month, SASSA structures its payment schedule by:

  • Paying Older Person’s Grants first
  • Following with Disability Grants the next day
  • Disbursing all remaining grant types 2 days later

This method serves the elderly and disabled first each month.

Confirming Your Precise Payment Dates

While the SASSA payment schedule is consistent, you can verify your exact payment dates for upcoming months by:

  • Checking the SASSA website
  • Calling the SASSA helpline
  • Visiting your local SASSA office
  • Reviewing SASSA Facebook and Twitter posts

This provides easy access to the latest calendars.

Avoid Missed or Delayed SASSA Payments

To ensure you receive your grants accurately and on time every month:

  • Confirm your details with SASSA – phone, address, ID, etc. – are up to date
  • Know your grant type and associated payment date
  • Notify SASSA immediately of any changes in your circumstances
  • Follow up promptly if funds are ever late or missing

Actively maintaining your recipient profile helps prevent issues with your essential grant payments.

How to Check SASSA Dates on Your Phone?

You can also confirm upcoming SASSA payment dates on your mobile phone by dialing 134569*47268# to check the calendar.

Ways to Access Your SASSA Grant Funds

Once disbursed, your monthly grant funds can be accessed through:

  • Any ATM using your SASSA card
  • Pick n Pay, Boxer, Shoprite, and other retailer collection points
  • Your designated bank account for direct deposit

To avoid long queues, try to collect several days after the payment date when crowds subside.

Tips to Stay Safe When Collecting Your Grant

When visiting pay points and ATMs to withdraw your funds, be sure to:

  • Check your surroundings for suspicious people nearby
  • Hide your card and cash securely as soon as received
  • Review balances regularly and report any discrepancies
  • Leave the ATM promptly after completing your transaction
  • Never allow strangers to assist you with transactions

Exercising caution safeguards you and your SASSA grant money.


Knowing your precise SASSA grant payment dates through January 2024 is key to effective financial planning. This comprehensive guide outlines the schedule for all major grant types over the next year.

Be sure to verify your specific payment dates each month, notify SASSA of any changes, follow up on late funds, and take safety precautions when collecting cash. Careful grant management ensures this essential income support will be delivered on time when you need it.

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